Very premature babies 'should not be revived'

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Premature babies born at 23 weeks should not be resuscitated because their chances of surviving are so slim, according to an NHS official.

Dr Daphne Austin told BBC Radio 5 live: "There is sufficient evidence to suggest that we're [currently] doing more harm than good.

"Are we confident that we are providing the care that they need right through?" Dr Austin asked presenter Victoria Derbyshire, "we need to have a better debate about this."

23 Week Babies: The Price of Life is on BBC Two, 9 March 2100 GMT.

You can hear other BBC Radio 5 live highlights by visiting the Best Bits section on the website. Victoria Derbyshire broadcasts Monday-Friday, 1000-1200 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live.

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